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Construction halted at church destroyed in Sept. 11 attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Construction on a Greek Orthodox church to replace one that was crushed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been temporarily suspended amid …

The world’s smallest cell phone is so tiny you might accidentally swallow it

Big phones are all the rage these days. You won’t find a flagship device from any major manufacturer without an edge-to-edge display, ultra sharp …

Gear & Gadgets

The search for alien life was just dealt a massive blow

With the incredible number of galaxies that mankind can observe from its tiny little perch here in the Milky Way, we know there are an absolutely …

Exoplanets

Hawaii's attack siren barely heard on popular tourist beach

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials were checking if sirens intended to alert tourists and residents to a possible nuclear attack from North Korea …

Trump's Longtime Bodyguard Has a Russia Story — And It Makes Dossier Even Bigger Joke Than Before

President Donald Trump's longtime bodyguard, Keith Schiller, revealed how Trump behaved in Russia prior to the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant.<p>Yes, Trump …

Donald Trump

A new American revolution is starting in New England—against Daylight Saving Time

“Why do we keep doing this to ourselves?” Donna Bailey, a Democratic state representative in Maine and crusader against anachronistic and dangerous institutions, asked the Wall Street Journal (paywall). It’s an excellent question.<p>Earlier this year, Bailey sponsored a bill that would move Maine to …

New England

Scientist names wasp after Harry Potter villain

<b>(CNN) —</b> A biologist in New Zealand wants to clean up the image of wasps -- by naming one after Lucius Malfoy, one of Harry Potter's arch-enemies in the fantasy fiction series.<p><i>Lusius malfoyi</i>, the newly discovered species of non-stinging wasp, is one of an estimated 3,000 of the insects found in New …

Zoology

Tesla Stock Quietly Crashes for Last 5 Days

Tesla Inc. (TSLA) continues to be a rollercoaster stock in 2017. After charging higher for most of the year, investors are suddenly feeling anxious …

Watch Steve Bannon's Head-Scratching Response to Native Americans Being First Americans (Video)

“That’s beneath you,” former White House chief strategist tells Charlie Rose<p>Steve Bannon had an interesting response to being reminded by Charlie …

Trump Damaged Democracy, Silicon Valley Will Finish It Off

Donald Trump’s rise is, in a sense, just one symptom of the damage the tech oligarchs are doing to America.<p>When Democrats made their post-election …

President Trump Pardons Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Trump picked the notorious Arizona lawman for his first-ever act of presidential absolution.<p><i>Updated at 10:55 p.m. ET</i><p>President Trump formally pardoned Joe Arpaio on Friday, wielding the presidential power of mercy to absolve the former Arizona sheriff for defying a federal court order.<p>“Throughout …

Civil Rights

Samsung reveals the Leader 8, its latest high-end flip phone

We have heard quite a few rumors regarding Samsung’s high-end flip phone over the last few months, and can now confirm that most of them are true: the South Korean tech giant has just officially announced the device in China.<p>The premium flip phone, which bears model number SM-G9298, is actually …

Mobile Technology

Feds Arrest NSA Contractor in Leak of Top Secret Russia Document

Barely an hour after a news organization published an article about a top-secret National Security Agency document on Russian hacking, the Justice Department announced charges against a 25-year-old government contractor who a senior federal official says was the leaker of the document.<p>The May 5, …

Barack Obama Responds to President Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Climate Deal

Former President Obama responded to President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, a signature achievement …

For A Few Hours, A Sculpted Dog Was Urinating On The 'Fearless Girl'

For a few hours Monday, the bitter face-off between a bull and a girl in New York City got a curious, four-legged interloper: a tiny pug, with one of those legs suggestively raised beside the girl's leg. There was no urine, no caustic caption, but it was clear where the dog's disdain was …

State Street Global Advisors

World's Biggest Aircraft Nails Critical Test Flight

It's a plane, it's a blimp … it's the world's largest aircraft.<p>A massive airship dubbed the Airlander 10 recently completed a successful test flight, bringing the helium-filled behemoth one step closer to commercial use.<p>Though it looks like a massive blimp, the Airlander 10 combines technology from …

Stephen Hawking and Fellow Scientists Dismiss 'Big Bounce' Theory in Letter

Stephen Hawking and 32 fellow scientists have written a critical letter in response to an article published in <i>Scientific American</i> that details an …

*The Big Bang Theory* Season 10 Episode 21 Recap "The Separation Agitation"

<i>The Big Bang Theory</i> is not <i>This Is Us</i>. (Hello, of course not, you're thinking). Meaning, there aren't cryptic clues foreshadowing the fate of a character each week. We're not usually left hanging at the end of each episode. And we sure aren't crying. But in tonight's <i>Big Bang</i>—titled "The Separation …

An NRA Employee Accidentally Shot Himself at the Organization's Headquarters

An employee of the National Firearms Museum, an institution overseen by the National Rifle Association, accidentally shot himself Thursday at the …

We Have an Idea of How Rihanna Will Be Celebrating Her Birthday — and It Includes a Blunt

Rihanna is refreshingly outspoken on many matters: relationships, sex, social media detractors, and her love of weed. The self-professed bad gal frequently shares pictures of herself sparking up a joint — sometimes two — and she even dressed up as the "bride of Mary Jane" on Halloween in 2012. With …

Rihanna

French Police Say Officer Who Allegedly Raped Black Man With Baton Did It By Accident

A report released by the national police contends that the officer did not intend to sodomize the victim, identified as Theo.<p>The French police officer charged with anally raping a black man with his baton during an arrest on Feb. 2 did so accidentally, according to an investigation report prepared …

President Trump's First Phone Call With Vladimir Putin Gave Us the Most Terrifying White House Leak Yet

The president's diplomatic buffoonery has gone from merely embarrassing to downright dangerous.<p>Last week's news that President Trump badly bungled his conversation with Australia's prime minister was certainly alarming, but in the context of this unending dystopian nightmare in which we all live, …

Storms preview ocean-rise damage to California cities, roads

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ocean rise already is worsening the floods and high tides sweeping California this stormy winter, climate experts say, and this …

Trump and Putin make counter-terror top priority in first call

<b>Donald Trump held a series of phone calls with world leaders on Saturday - including one with Vladimir Putin.</b><p>The Kremlin said both sides had agreed to make fighting "international terrorism" - including so-called Islamic State and "other terrorist groups" in Syria - a top priority.<p>The White House …

Scientists are checking a nearby exoplanet for alien transmissions

Just 14 light-years away is a star named Wolf 1061 hosting a planet that could be one of our best bets to find life beyond the solar system.<p>There are three so-called super-Earths in the system, including Wolf 1061c, which orbits in the habitable zone where the temperature is such that liquid water, …

Exoplanets

Black America Steels Itself for Obama’s Departure and a Future Under Trump

It’s going to be painful for African Americans to watch Obama leave the White House only to be replaced by that man. And that’s just for …

Marine Le Pen: No more free education for undocumented immigrants

Germany has AfD and Frauke Petry. Britain has UKIP and Paul Nuttall. Italy has the Northern League and Matteo Salvini. But, in contemporary European politics, there can only be one true xenophobic politician.<p>Today, Marine Le Pen reminded us that she alone wears that crown.<p>On Thursday, Le Pen, …

Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that effectively halted Michigan's presidential recount after three days assured Republican Donald Trump's …